September 04, 2018

Ancient History Destroyed in Brazil Museum Fire

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

Brazil’s National Museum, a 200-year-old institution, has been ravaged by fires. It was the oldest scientific institution in the country with more than twenty-million artefacts – including the oldest human remains ever found in the Americas. It’s believed that practically everything in the museum has been destroyed.

Seeing such historic artefacts lost forever is tragic, and it’s happened before. There have been library fires and even artefacts destroyed during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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commented 2018-09-05 03:49:13 -0400
FYI: its artifact, not artefact.
commented 2018-09-05 00:45:26 -0400
But hey, don’t worry about it; there’s always Samba and carnivals…. “Don’t worry; be happy!”…
commented 2018-09-05 00:42:56 -0400
I do believe that the latest news is that the marginal sprinkler system in the museum had not been maintained for years due to “funding diversions”.. And the two fire hydrants closest to the front of the building where only “pissing” water when they were most needed… Tanker trucks arrived much, much too late… But that’s South American politics for you… Venezuela being the prime example…
commented 2018-09-04 19:28:14 -0400
In a way, it’s good that some artifacts were taken from the Middle East. The British Museum has many priceless documents and artifacts which would have been destroyed by Muslims since they prove the roots of Judaism and Christianity. Of course the British Museum is in danger of being handed to the very people who would trash anything which contradicts Islam.
commented 2018-09-04 18:45:32 -0400
history gone in a flash. sounds like victoria bc-canadian history gone as well in a flash thanks to that council. but brazil, i assume must have had a sprinkler system in the museum. but those pictures don’t look like it. history of ones people are so important to let fire or ignorance destroy.